Six months after four members of a Kurdish family were shot and killed by Turkish-backed fighters while celebrating the Nowruz holiday in Afrin, the accused killers are still on trial. Surviving family members face constant threats and physical attacks to pressure them to drop the case or leave Afrin.
Following the killing of five Kurds in Jenderes by Turkish-backed forces in March, HTS intervened in SNA territory for the second time in six months, underscoring al-Jolani’s ambitions of territorial expansion and highlighting his use of ethnic and religious minorities to make a case for himself.
In Iraqi Kurdistan, an international film festival is providing opportunities for Syrian refugees to enjoy cinema again and take part in the region’s budding film industry.
‘Daughter of Kurds’: Meet the social media queen fighting to preserve rural cultural heritage in northeastern Syria (Photos)
From her small village in northeastern Syria, Keça Kurda tries to preserve Kurdish cultural heritage and to pass it on to younger generations through social media.
Videos and pictures showing tree cutting in Syria’s Afrin district sparked horror and shock on social media this week. Local environmental activists accuse Turkish-backed factions of involvement in “crimes against nature.”
The SDF is preparing for a military confrontation with Turkey by allying with Damascus, pressuring international backers and declaring a state of emergency. Civilians are waiting anxiously, stocking up on supplies, and considering escape routes.
Arbitrary arrests targeting journalists and opposition members are on the rise in territories controlled by the SDF, which faces mounting popular dissent and intra-Kurdish tensions.
Is 2021 the year for decisive steps towards repatriating the foreign children held in northeast Syria camps?
Thousands of children related to current or former foreign ISIS fighters are held in dire humanitarian conditions inside northeast Syria camps. Could this be the time for decisive steps towards their repatriation?